Rare occurrence of the blacksaddled coral grouper

Sreeram, Miriam Paul and Sreekumar, K M and Thobias, P A and Sethulakshmi, M and Divya, K A and Shaji, Varsha and Raju, Aju K (2016) Rare occurrence of the blacksaddled coral grouper. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (228). p. 23. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    The blacksaddled coral grouper Plectropomuslaevis (Lacepède, 1801) is a member of the familySerranidae and is usually found associated with coralreefs. It occurs in the Indian ocean and tropicalWestern and Central Pacific, but is considered tobe uncommon to rare, except in coral reef environs,throughout its range. It is classified as Vulnerablein the IUCN Red List owing to its natural rarity incoastal seas and substantial decline in populationswherever it is fished in coral reef regions.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: rare occurrence; blacksaddled coral grouper
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Groupers
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:43
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:43
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11425

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